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Irked Pune residents force traffic dept to take action

Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 9:16am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
Anti-encroachment drive to begin next week to clear the busy Law College Rd
  • Pune-Law collage road, Pune traffic police- Pune Police Constant traffic snarls due to indisciplined parking and encroachment in the area have irked the residents of Law College Road DNA Correspondent DNA

Pune: Constant traffic snarls due to indisciplined parking and encroachment in the area have irked the residents of Law College Road. After witnessing traffic jams for over an hour on Monday night, the residents called the traffic police and municipal authorities and made them survey the entire road.The authorities have now issued orders to remove encroachment that has plagued the area.
Amit Swami, resident of Ashok Path who has been staying in the area for more than four decades, told dna, “The lanes connecting to Law College Road are narrow. There are several visitors who park their vehicles in a haphazard manner. If one vehicle is parked in a no-parking zone, it blocks the road for other vehicles. Besides, there are several encroachments which makes it difficult for most to drive on any of the lanes or even on the main road.”
There is a car showroom in the area. According to the citizens, visitors of the showroom park their vehicles on the road instead of using the parking lot. 
Deepak Guggari, another resident of Law College Road, said, “It is difficult to drive on the road, especially during the evening. People have no civic sense and do not bother about the convenience caused to the local residents. The authorities should find a permanent solution to this traffic issue.”
Following the constant traffic jams, citizens contacted local corporator Madhuri Sahasrabuddhe who later called police inspector Neelam Jadhav of Deccan traffic division and Madhav Jagtap, head of anti-encroachment department of PMC to survey the area.
Jagtap said, “We have removed illegal rickshaw stand from the area. From next week we will start an anti-encroachment drive.”




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